In the town of Hosingen, Luxembourg, K Company of the 110th Infantry Regiment held out for two days as the Germans advanced to the west during the Battle of the Bulge. K Company’s efforts to stop the Germans resulted in a delay in the German troops on their way to Bastogne. With only 7 killed and around 10 wounded the American defenders inflicted more than a 1000 casualties on the German side, including 300 killed.
In the video below we follow Thomas Flynn, who was the Executive Officer of K Company during the Battle of the Bulge. His daughter Alice Flynn wrote a book about her dad’s unit called Heroes of Hosingen. In my video I’d like to take you back to Hosingen to briefly explain what K Company went through and how they managed to keep fighting. What does the village look like now and which traces of war can still be found?
For those who want to visit these historical sites I created a map that has the locations pinpointed on them. Next time on your visit to Luxembourg, make sure to stop by Hosingen.
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